author of photo: Richard Köhler
Straník is a hill with an excellent view of Žilina. “The hill of all hills” for the pilots of gliders, paragliders and hang-gliders. The hill has a great position with long clearways, easy access, excellent thermals and an opportunity to start in almost all directions. There are many safe places for landing in its surroundings. All these attributes helped rightfully make it a centre of gliding, which has taken place here since 1917 and belongs among the best locations in Slovakia.
Did you know that... ?Since April 2016, the place offers a shelter and a bridge, which were awarded as the best outdoor architecture and given the official title of Constructions of 2016.